Parents and students can learn more about and register for a new college readiness program for students with special needs at an open house at RCC Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The event will be held in the Technology Center, Room 8150, at the Rockland Community College campus,145 College Road, Suffern.
RCC’s College Readiness (CORE) pilot program is designed for students who may have had few inclusion experiences in their high school. It offers basic academic courses, social growth opportunities and college readiness experiences in a program that will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three days a week.
Registration is open for the fall and spring semesters (Sept. 23, 2013 to Dec. 20, 2013 and Jan. 22, 2014 to May 9, 2014), on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tuition (both semesters) is $3,000 and includes all materials. Financial aid is not available since this is a non-credit bearing program, but payment plans are available. Curriculum includes English, math and computers, with a focus on developing social skills, college readiness skills, and preparation for college placement exams. Students will be able to participate in student clubs and other college activities at RCC.
To apply, students must have a GED or high school diploma (IEP is acceptable) and appropriate disability documentation. To register at the open house, bring your documentation with you. Students will also complete a CORE application and take the Ability to Benefit Entrance Exam.
Organizers urge students to register early because enrollment numbers will be limited.
For more information, contact the Director of Accessibility Services, Monica Jackson, at 845-574-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.